ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
(SOCIAL SCIENCES)
NUJS


 
 



Dr. Bikramjit De
B.A. (Cal.) M.A., M. Phil. (JNU), D.Phil. (Oxon)

Bikramjit De

 

E-mail: bikramjitde@nujs.edu

PHONE NUMBER: (00)(91)(033) 2335-0534/7379 (Ext. 3110)

SCHOOL OR CENTER:  Social Sciences

BIO:

Appointments:

  • Assistant Professor (Senior Scale) in Legal and Constitutional History, School of Social Sciences, National University of Juridical Sciences, Cal., Jan. 2009 - present (permanent).
  • Assistant Professor in Legal and Constitutional History, SSS, NUJS, Cal., Jan. 2006 - Dec. 2008 (permanent from 2008).
  • Lecturer in Legal and Constitutional History, SSS, NUJS, Cal. Dec. 2004 - Dec. 2005 (contractual).

Educational Qualifications:
  1. D.Phil. in British Commonwealth History, Wolfson College, Oxford, Oct. 1998 - Oct. 2002; Thesis: 'British Policy in Bengal, 1939 - 1945'; Supervisors: Prof. Judith M. Brown and Prof. Tapan Kr. Raychaudhuri.
  2. M.Phil. in Modern Indian History, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, July 1994 - July 1996; Dissertation: 'Bengal, 1939 - 1942: Aspects of Political Development and Social Trends'; Supervisor: Prof. Mridula Mukherjee..
  3. M.A. in Politics (International Studies), School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi, July 1991 - June 1993.
  4. B.A. (Hons.) in History, Presidency College, Cal., Sept. 1988 - Aug. 1991.
Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards:
  1. ICHR Book Grant for publication, 2009.
  2. Junior Lecturer, NUJS, Cal., June - Nov. 2004.
  3. Teaching Assistant, NUJS, Cal., Sept. 2003 - May '04.
  4. Guest Lecturer, Calcutta University, July - Sept. 2003.
  5. Radhakrishnan Memorial Bequest Award, Oxford University, Oct. 2002 - Sept. '03.
  6. Visiting Scholar, Netaji Institute of Asian Studies, Cal., Jan. - Apr. 2002.
  7. Charles Wallace Scholar, Oxford University, Oct. 2001 - Sept. 2002.
  8. Beit Junior Scholar, Oxford University, Oct. 2001 - Sept. '02.
  9. Beit Travel Grant, Oxford University, Nov. 1999 - Apr. 2000.
  10. Oxford University Chest Travel Grant, Nov. 1999 - Arp. 2000.
  11. Wolfson College Field Trip Grant, Nov. 1999 - Apr. 2000
  12. Tutor, Oxford Centre for Stanford Studies, Oct. - Dec. 1998, Oct. - Dec. 1999.
  13. Commonwealth Scholar, Oxford University, Oct. 1998 - Sept. 2001.
  14. J.N. Tata Endowment for Higher Education Loan Grant, Bombay, 1997 (declined)
  15. ICHR JRF, JNU, New Delhi, July 1997 - July 1999.
  16. CHS Field Trip Grant, JNU, New Delhi, 1995
  17. Editorial Assistant, People's of India, Tripura vol., (Anthropological Survey of India, Cal., 1994), July 1993 - June 1994. (Editor: Dr. K. Suresh Singh.).
Languages:
  1. English (Fluent): Medium of instruction in school, college, and university, including Oxford University.
  2. Bengali (Fluent): Mother tongue; first language in school.
  3. Hindi (Fluent): Third language in school; medium of communication for six years in Delhi.
  4. French (Proficient): Completed course entitled "Degree Elementair" from Alliance Francaise, Cal., 1994.
  5. Marathi (Proficient): Credited two M. Phil. courses at the CHS, SSS, JNU, New Delhi, July 1995 - June 1996.

Publications:
  1. Manuscript, based on my Oxford D.Phil. thesis, under consideration for publication.
  2. 'Imperial Governance and the Challenges of War: Management of Foodsupplies, Bengal, 1943 - 1944', Studies in History, Feb. 1, 2006, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp.1 - 43.
  3. 'Abuse of Urdu', in Economic and Political Weekly, Nov. 27 - Dec. 3 2004, Vol. 39, No. 48, pp.5085 - 5088.
  4. 'India, 1947 - 2003: The Dangers of Communalism and Urdu Education', in Bibek Debroy et al., (eds.), The India Mosaic: Searching for an Identity (Academic Foundation, New Delhi, 2003), pp. 111 - 142.
  5. 'Maintenance of Order in Early Wartime Bengal, 1939 - 1942' in Proceedings of the Indian History Congress, Vol. 56, (Cal.: Indian History Congress, 1996), pp. 646 - 656.
  6. 'The Vajpayee Mystique is Plural', in Indian Express, New Delhi, Apr. 28 1998, Edit page.
  7. 'The 'Anti-Establishment Factor', in The Pioneer, New Delhi, April 18 1998, Op - Ed page.
  8. 'Excess Funds', in The Pioneer, New Delhi, Dec. 8 1997, Op - Ed page.
  9. 'Dalit Politics', in The Pioneer, New Delhi, Oct. 21 1997, Op - Ed page.

Seminars Attended:

  • 'Laws Governing Interstate and International Water Disputes', UGC national seminar, NUJS, Cal., Feb. 25 - 26, 2012.
  • 'The History of the Hindu Code Bill: A Brief Overview', National Workshop entitled 'Law for Women: Historical Tradition and Change' ('Meyeder Jonye Ain: Aitihasik Parampara O Bibartan') organized by Paschim Banga Itihas Samsad, in conjunction with West Bengal Women's Commission and Nari Charcha Bidya Kendra, Rabindra Bharati University, Cal., Dec. 7, 2008.
  • 'The Colonial State and its Officials: Limits on Management, 1939 - 1945', paper presented under the ICHR Lecture Series, New Delhi, Nov. 7, 2008.
  • 'Indian National Movement and Law: The History Overview', paper presented at a Faculty Seminar of the NUJS, Cal., Mar. 1, 2004.
  • 'The Idea of India: The Challenges of Communalism and the Development of Urdu Language: Problems and Prospects', paper presented at a seminar entitled 'Idea of India', Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Delhi, May 10 - 11, 2003.
  • 'The Challenges of Communalism and the Development of Urdu: Problems and Prospects', paper presented as the 5th Dr. Zakir Husain Memorial Lecture, India International Centre, New Delhi, May 3, 2003.
  • 'Entitlement, Economic Structure and Governance: Elements in the Aggravation of the Famine of 1943 - 1944', paper presented at the weekly seminar of the CHS, SSS, JNU, Delhi, Feb. 11, 2003.
  • 'Imperial Governance and the Challenges of War: The Great Bengal Famine, 1943 - 1944', paper presented at an internal seminar organized by the Netaji Institute for Asian Studies, Cal., Feb. 11 2002.
  • 'The Role of Rumours in Bengali politics during the Second World War', paper presented as PRS Presentation, Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford, Mar. 3, 1999.
  • 'Aspects of Society and Politics with Special Reference to the Muslims in Calcutta and Dacca in and after the War Years, 1939 - 1946', paper presented at a national seminar organized by the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Cal., Mar. 11, 1997.
  • 'Establishment of Order in Wartime Bengal, 1939 - 1942', paper presented at the Indian History Congress, Cal., 56th Session, Dec. 28, 1995.

Teaching:

  1. 'Research Methodology' (Optional), 1st Yr. LLM students, NUJS, Cal., Monsoon, 2011 (declined).
  2. 'Law and International Diplomacy' (Optional), 3rd-5th Yr. BA LLB students, NUJS, Cal., Win. 2011.
  3. 'Legal History (II)' (Compulsory), 2nd Yr. BA LLB students, NUJS, Cal., Win. 2011 - present.
  4. 'Legal History (I)' (Compulsory), 2nd Yr. BA LLB, NUJS, Cal., Mon. 2010 - present.
  5. 'Advanced Constitutional History of India (II): The History of Federalism' (Optional), 3rd - 5th Year BA LLB students, NUJS, Cal., Mon. 2009 - 2010.
  6. 'Advanced Constitutional History of India (I): The History of Socialism' (Optional), 3rd Year BA, LLB students, NUJS, Cal., Win. 2004 - 2010.
  7. 'Diplomatic and Legal History' (Optional), 3rd - 5th Yr. BA LLB students, NUJS, Cal., Win. 2007 - 2010.v
  8. 'Law and the Colonial State in India' (Optional), 3rd - 5th Yrs., BA LLB students, NUJS, Cal., Mon. 2007 - 2008; 3rd - 5th Yr. BA LLB students, 2009.
  9. 'Legal History', (Compulsory), 1st Yr. BA, LLB students, NUJS, Cal., Mon. 2004 - 2009.
  10. 'Political Science', (Compulsory), 1st Year BA, LLB students, NUJS, Cal., Win. 2003 - 2004.
  11. 'Modern India' (Compulsory), 2nd Yr. MA students, CU, Cal., 2003.
  12. 'Modern Egypt' (Seminar), 2nd year MA students, CU, Cal., 2003.
  13. 'Indian Foreign Policy' (Optional), Summer School Graduates, Oxford Centre for Stanford Studies, 1998, 1999 (declined).

Professional Duties:

1.   Member, Faculty Advisory Committee, NUJS, Cal. 2011.
2.   Member, Ph.D. Committee, NUJS, Cal. 2011.
3.   CLAT Centre Observer (on behalf of NUJS), Jammu University, 2011.
4.   Member (Social Sciences), Academic Council, NUJS, Cal. 2011 - 2006.
5.   Coordinator, SSS, NUJS, Cal., Monsoon, 2010 - present.
6.   Member, LLM Course Review Committee, NUJS, Cal. 2008.
7.   Co-Coordinator (2006 - 10); Coordinator (offtg.), SSS, NUJS, Cal., Feb.-Mar. 2007.
8.   NET Centre Observer (on behalf of NUJS), Jnanabhiram Barua Law College, Gauhati 2007.
9.   Warden, Boys' Hostel, NUJS, Cal. 2006 (declined).
10. Faculty-Adviser, Society for Law and Contemporary Affairs, NUJS, Cal. 2005 - 2007.
11. Member, Library Committee, NUJS, Cal. 2005 - 2008.
12. Member, Purchase Committee, NUJS, Cal. 2004 - present.
13. Class-Coordinator, 1st Year BA LLB, NUJS, Cal. 2004 - 2005.
14. Referee, The Journal of Oxford Historical Society, Issue 1, Hilary, Oxford 2004.
15. Member, Middle Common Room, Wolfson College, Oxford, 2002 - 2003.
16. Graduate-Member, Library Committee, Wolfson College, Oxford 2001 -2002.
17. Member, Art Committee, Wolfson College, Oxford, 2001 - 2002.
18. Graduate-Member, Middle Common Room, Wolfson College, Oxford, 1998-2002.
19. Student-Faculty Councillor, SIS, JNU, New Delhi 1991 - 1993.
20. Under-Graduate Member, History Seminar, Presidency College, Cal., 1988-1991; instrumental in the publication of Prof. Sumit Sarkar's New Currents in Marxian Historiography, (Cal., 1991) (the First-Sh. P.C. Sen Memorial Lecture).


 


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